DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments – 2014 Secret Santa Tour

 

2014 Secret Santa Blog Tour

I am so excited to be participating in this Secret Santa Tour!  A bunch of my blogging friends and I decided to have a Secret Santa tour this year.  We were each randomly selected a blogger to make a Christmas gift for.  The blogger who was chosen as my recipient is Jeanette from Snazzy Little Things!  I ended up making Jeanette two gifts, I couldn’t decide which one to make for her so I made both.  In this post I am sharing how I made the Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments.

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments - Secret Santa Blog Tour

 

Jeanette has this cool French Industrial style that I love so when she was chosen as my recipient I knew I wanted to make something with “chalk” for her.  I have seen wood slice ornaments around and I love everything chalkboard, I thought it would be cute to make chalk wood slice ornaments but I wanted the ornaments to be reversible with more wood showing on the reverse side.  When I was snooping on Jeanette’s site, I saw some silhouettes, that’s how I came up with the idea of doing black silhouettes on the reverse side of these ornaments.  I chose a snowflake for her daughter, a deer head for her son, a sheltie dog profile for her dog, Joyeux Noel for her husband and my favorite, the chair profile for Jeanette’s ornament.  Jeanette has a knack for giving new life to furniture so I thought the chair ornament would be perfect for her!

Here you can see both sides of  the ornaments.

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

The supplies I used for these ornaments are:

  • birch log (or you can buy wood slices at your local craft store)
  • black poster board (don’t use chalk paper I tried it, the glue made the paper all wrinkly)
  • Chalk marker
  • hot glue
  • eye hooks
  • twine
  • black marker
  • templates

Step 1:  I cut a birch log up with my miter saw.  The rings are about half an inch thick.

Step 2: Using some black poster board cut some circles out, my circles are about 3″ round.

Step 3: Using a template trace the shape of the letters onto your black poster board circles and trace the silhouette of your graphic onto the back  side of your wood slice.  I used my silhouette machine to make my letters and graphics for this project.  You could hand cut your graphics out or use a store bought template if you don’t have a silhouette machine.

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

Step 4: Lettering, I went over the letters using a white chalk marker on the black poster board circles and a black magic marker to fill in the graphics on the reverse side of the ornaments.

Step 5: Using very little hot glue I glued the black rounds onto the wood slices (don’t use too much glue or you will have poster board that ripples).

Step 6: Screw in your eye hooks and attach a piece of twine that’s it you are done!

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

 

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments

The other gift that I made for Jeanette is this chickadee finger knitted yarn wreath tutorial will be up soon.

DIY Finger knitting yarn chickadee wreath

 

This tour has been so much fun I really enjoyed making these gifts for Jeanette.  The gift I received is this awesome knitted deer head from Roeshel of The DIY Showoff.  Isn’t this the cutest thing ever?  I love everything deer this works perfect with my Christmas decor!

2014 Secret Santa Blog  Tour - DIY Knitted Deer Head

I hope you will tour my blogger friends below to see what they made and what they received!


 

25 comments for “DIY Wood Slice Chalk Ornaments – 2014 Secret Santa Tour

  1. November 26, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Birch slices for ornaments! So clever and cute Dria! Thanks for putting together such a fun tour my friend. Happy Thanksgiving and oh did I mention I, I need that wonderful wreath you made too! 😉

  2. November 25, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    What an extremely thoughtful gift! I love how you personalized it for her! They turned out so beautiful too! Love everything about it!

  3. November 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Dria, I just wood slice ornaments! I am sure Jeanette does as well. I love Roeshel’s deer head in your home. Such a fun tour. Thanks so much for organizing!

  4. November 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Love the ornaments! You did an awesome job!

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Leslie!

  5. christykjames
    November 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I love your ornaments, Dria! I just know Jeanette had to love receiving these…and a wreath? It’s beautiful too! Thanks for putting this fun tour together!! 🙂

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you Christy! This has been such a fun tour can’t wait to do it again next year!

  6. November 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I love it Dria. The wreath and the ornaments is fabulous. I love the deer head too.

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Aww thank you Vanessa! Loved making those gifts for Jeanette and love that deer head so much!

  7. chris aka monkey
    November 25, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    dria i love the way you made the ornaments personal and love love the wreath xx

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

      Aww thank you so much Chris!!

  8. November 25, 2014 at 11:28 am

    You outdid yourself, Dria! These are AMAZING. <3

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much I am grateful Jeanette’s style is so similar to mine made thinking what to make so easy!

  9. November 25, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Those ornaments are so creative Dria!!! I love them! 🙂 The wreath is so pretty too!!
    Your deer head hanging on the door looks great there!!
    Such a fun tour!!!
    Nancy

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Nancy! I agree this has been such a fun tour!

  10. November 25, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Love your birch slice ornaments – such a great idea! The wreath is adorable too. How lucky for Jeanette to receive two awesome gifts from you! Such a great blog hop and I’m off to see what everyone else made and received.

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much Marie! It has been a lot of fun seeing what everyone made!

  11. November 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I love these, Dria. And how clever of you to decorate both sides! The wreath is gorgeous too! Have a great Thanksgiving. ~ Angie

    • Dria
      November 25, 2014 at 5:56 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Angie! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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